How To Reference Periodicals Harvard Style Bibliography

Guide: How to cite a Newspaper in Harvard style

Use the following template to cite a newspaper using the Harvard citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the Harvard style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title. Publication Title, [online] p.Pages Used. Available at: http://Website URL [Accessed Date Accessed].

Example:

Syal, R. (2013). Abandoned NHS IT system has cost £10bn so far. Then Gaurdian, [online] p.1. Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/sep/18/nhs-records-system-10bn [Accessed 19 Oct. 2014].

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

(Author Surname, Year Published)

Example

Successive ministers and civil servants have been blamed by committee members for the NHS project, which has been described as the biggest IT failure ever seen. Bacon, who has co-written a book on failing government projects, said that the NHS's particular problems stem from the original contracts signed before 2002. (Syal, 2013)

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APA: Magazine

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How to Cite a Magazine in Print in APA

Structure:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Published). Article title. Magazine Title, volume(issue), pp. Page(s).

Examples:

Rothbart, D. (2008, October). How I caught up with dad. Men's Health, 108-113.

Jaeger, J. (2010, August). Social media use in the financial industry. Compliance Week, 54.

How to Cite a Magazine Online in APA

Format:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Magazine Title, Page(s). Retrieved from URL

Examples:

Rothbart, D. (2008, October). How I caught up with dad. Men's Health, 108-113. Retrieved from http://books.google.com

Folger, T. Higgs: What causes the weight of the world." Discover Magazine,. Retrieved from http://discovermagazine.com

How to Cite a Magazine on a Database in APA

APA style does not require Database information in its citations. You would cite the source found within the Database, such as a magazine article or a photograph.

Format:

Last, F. M. (Year, Month Published). Article title. Magazine Title. Retrieved from URL

Examples:

China's export prospects: Fear of the dragon. (2010, January). The Economist. Retrieved from http://academic.lexisnexis.com

Miley, M. (2008, December). Magazine's we'll miss. Advertising Age, 79(46), 19. Retrieved from http://connection.ebscohost.com/

How to Cite a Magazine Published Directly Online in APA

Format:

Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year, Month Published). Article title. Magazine Title. Retrieved from URL

Examples:

Nasar, S., & Gruber, D. (2006, August). Manifold destiny. The New Yorker. Retrieved from http://newyorker.com

Bradley, K. (2012, December). The trick to tomatoes. Green Lifestyle Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.gmagazinecom.au/features/3530/trick-tomatoes

Make sure to:

  • Determine whether the source was published directly online or originally in print.

View our visual citation guide on how to cite a Magazine in APA format.

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